Un grand MERCI to the most gracious and beautiful hostess of the
"Simply Irresistible:France" party....
Anita....tu es magnifique!
Un grand MERCI to all of the wonderful participants...your posts were creative, dreamy, and inspirational...and I am so grateful for the new blog friends I have made....
Vous etes magnifiques!
Un grand MERCI to my dear blog friend Dzintra...her invitation to create Donna Hay cook-ups together has led me to
a glorious new culinary adventure....
Dzintra, dear, tu es magnifique!
I'm a bit behind this month....please visit Dzintra here
to see her beautiful salad.
Amazingly we cooked from the same issue this time! If you are not familiar with this Australian cooking maven's magazine, do check it out at your local book store. It is gorgeous, and the recipes I have tried are unique and so delicious.....
Coriander (cilantro) Pesto Potato Salad
You can find the recipe here.
Oh my, this was SO GOOD!
If you like cilantro, you will love this....the cucumbers add crunch to this refreshing, yet filling salad, and I garnished with smoked salmon (always a favorite at our house) instead of the vibrant shiso leaves listed in the recipe. I wish I knew where to buy this herb....
please click on the link if you would like to learn more.
Have you ever tried shiso? I would love to know what it tastes like!
And for dessert.....
Carmelised Peach, Brioche, and Maple Sundae
oh, wow....that is all I'll say...please let me know if you'd like the recipe, and I will leave it on your blog....
And last, but certainly not least...
Un grand MERCI to all of my followers, readers, and dear blog friends!
This Monday, May 27th, marks my 2nd year of blogging....it is an understatement when I say that this experience has changed and enriched my life beyond all expectations.
Vous etes magnifiques! :)
I was originally going to give away one copy of Jamie Cat Callan's new book, but for the "bloggyversary"... there will be two winners!
The book is available for pre-order at
for release on May 28th...
Please click here for a wonderful interview with the talented and lovely Jamie...
I used a most old-fashioned (yet effective) method to draw the winner....
38 names were placed into the hat
my lovely assistant closed her eyes as she mixed
Congratulations Marsha of the blog
Marsha, I will contact you through Anita!
One more name....
Congratulations Karen of the blog Art by Karena !
crab apple blossoms across the street....finally!
Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend full of Ooh La La! ;)